I remember the first time I discovered the 3×3 illustration magazine was when I was studying in college. I fell in love with this magazine instantly and I remember in the first issue I read there was an interview with Michael Slack and his art is absolutely amazing. I really wished one day I can become an amazing illustrator like him and maybe one day 3×3 illustration magazine will publish my art in their magazine.
I haven’t quite achieved my dream yet but this year one of illustration projects “Illustrated Travel Guide of Taipei” was selected as an “Honorable Mention” by 3×3 magazine for this No.11 annual illustration competition and my illustrations will at least be published on their website.
I got the email from the 3×3 magazine team when I finished work and I was on my way home. I was so excited, especially after a hard late shift at work, that I cried my eyes out in the back of the taxi. I really hope I didn’t freak out the driver! I’m still in the very early stages of my illustration career but ever since I started my HND course I’ve been working non-stop extremely hard. This “Honorable Mention” is the first non-educational nomination or award I have ever received and it’s an international and non student competition. Hopefully this will benefit my illustration career and bring in more clients.
So, thank you 3×3 illustration magazine and thank you so much for the judges who mentioned me.
These are the honourable mention illustrations by 3×3 contemporary illustration magazine: